A2F River Valley 2017 – Friday Schedule

2:00pm   CONVENTION OPENS

2:00-7:00pm Vendor Room

4:00-10:00pm – LARP Room: Amtgard Demonstrations Throughout the Day

Lego Room – Free play all day!


Panel Schedule

4:00pm   Anime Showing   Main Events
Chill out and watch some anime as things warm up at A2F!

5:00pm   The Black Order Meeting – PG-13   Panel Room 1
A D.Gray Man fan panel with all your favorite characters! There will be games, prizes, trivia, truth or dare, and more! Will you join us in finding the innocence and stopping the Millennium Earl?

5:00pm   Leah Clark’s FAQ – PG-13   Panel Room 5
Sometimes it’s hard to think of questions to ask at the Q/As. This is perfect for those who want to know more, but don’t know what to ask. Leah will prepare the top 25 FAQs and some mildly entertaining media to accompany answers.

5:30pm   Martial Arts Academy USA   Main Events
Come watch these great young people as they show of their skills!
Hi-Ya! In the Dark!

5:30pm   Mystic Messenger – PG-13  – Panel Room 3
Q and A/Truth or Dare

5:30pm   Inuyasha-OH THE FEELS – PG-13   Panel Room 2
Let’s all be Kagome and shout why we love Inuyasha! This anime has always been a treasure and one highly recommended. Let’s talk about how Inuyasha changed the world, for a lot of people. Like the opening to Kagome learning about the jewel, to the knowledge about the demon world. So if you want to go down memory lane come join us!

6:00pm   Death Parade – PG   Panel Room 1
Come play some mini games and talk about your favorite arbiters.

6:00pm   Pokemon Jeopardy – PG   Panel Room 4
Split into teams and duke it out against friends in this trivia for prizes!

6:15pm   Author Q&A w/ Ben Reeder – PG   Panel Room 5
Ask me anything about anything. (Answers not guaranteed to be right, on topic or even coherent)

7:00pm   Kevvy’s Quiz Show   Main Events
We invite you to show off your fandom knowledge and prove that you’re the very best (like no one ever was)! We will be playing a MASSIVE trivia game where you use your smartphone to lock in your answers, and there WILL be fabulous prizes and eternal glory for the top scorers for each rounds!
Questions will be based on all sorts of fandom culture. Everything from Star Trek to Star Wars, from Naruto to Harry Potter, from Disney to Wes Craven, from Sam to Dean! Some questions will be super easy, others will be fiendishly difficult. The more you answer correctly though the higher your points will soar! If you want to get a head start, go ahead and download the Kahoot! app from either the Apple or Android app store and get ready to play!!!
Contestants will unfortunately be limited to the first 4,000 people to join the game, so be sure to show up as soon as possible!

7:00pm   Speed Friending – G   Panel Room 3
Join us for a fun event to make new friends in a fast fun safe way.

7:00pm   Once Upon A Time: Questions and Answers – PG   Panel Room 2
Meet the characters of Once Upon A Time, ask them questions, try not to get on Peter Pan’s bad side, and remember: magic always comes with a price!

7:15pm   Intro to Armor Making – PG   Panel Room 4
Curious about foam and Worbla? Come check out some tips and tricks.

7:30pm   Cosplay Makeup 101 – PG   Panel Room 1
I Love FX Makeup is one of the premiere companies specializing in cosplay makeup. Join our artists as we go over cosplay makeup basics from types of makeup to proper sealing techniques

7:30pm   Autographs – G   Panel Room 5
Bring you programs or your swag items and get em signed!

8:00pm   Pokemon Tea Party   Tea Party Room

8:30pm   New Challenger Rock Opera   Main Events
New Challenger is a hard rock band from OKC, performing their rock opera inspired by the Street Fighter series Check out the EP “Master of the Fist” at www.newchallengerband.com

8:30pm   Rise of the Otome Game: Capture Target Acquired – PG-13   Panel Room 2
Otome games are becoming more popular and are available on nearly every gaming platform. Learn about games ranging from the heartrending Hakuouki, ground breaking Mystic Messenger, and downright ridiculous Hatoful Boyfriend. Also, learn some helpful hints to help you win over the capture target of your fangirl and fanboy dreams.

8:30pm   All You Need To Know About Cosplay – PG   Panel Room 3
There’s all kinds of different types of cosplay. From video games to anime there is a wide variety of possible costumes, which can lead to difficulty with choosing one. We will discuss making or buying your cosplay, choosing a character, and the experience of cosplaying itself!

9:00pm   Want to join Team Skull Yo? Maybe have a friendly Pokemon battle? – PG-13   Panel Room 1
Panel Description: Yo! Do you have what it takes to defeat Alola’s infamous Team Skull? Test your wit and take on Team Skull against various challenges yo! Team Skull is looking for new grunts. Applicants Welcome. See you there, yo!

9:00pm   Haikyuu PJ Party – PG-13   Panel Room 4
The Haikyuu Pajama party is the party of the year! Balloons, popcorn, games, and truth or dare all with your favorite Volleyball nerds in kigurumis. Ship flipping and music will definitely be involved!

9:00pm   It Takes More Than A Mask- PG   Panel Room 5
One of the hardest parts about cosplay, for those who enjoy doing panels or contests especially, is getting into character. Portraying their mannerisms and attitude can be extremely difficult if they’re too different from yourself. This also includes when you pose! Here, I, PaniK Cosplay, will teach you what I know about posing and slipping into a character’s skin. This includes tips on lighting, camera angles, and even posture and the like when posing!

9:30pm   Bound by Fire!   Courtyard
These guys are Spectacular, don’t miss em as they set the night ablaze!

10:00pm   RAVE   Main Events
First Rave of the Weekend, Let’s make it GREAT! DJ Krillik, Bring the beats!

10:00pm   Serious Adult Origami – R (18+, must have an ID)   Panel Room 2
Get the kids a sitter and get your notebooks out. Cosplay Guest Austin Blevins will be joining you for a 100% serious lesson on adult anatomy and the effects that manipulating solidified tree soup with your hands has on the environment.

10:30pm   Bloody Bedtime Fairytales Untamed – PG-13   Panel Room 5
Do you think that you know your favorite fairytales? Chances are you’re wrong. Disney has nothing to do with it, and your favorite anime was likely way off base. In the days that time has forgotten no bedtime story was considered complete until someone suffered, and the hangman’s gallows were often among the least of the frightful fates that awaited the wicked. Are you brave enough to know the darkness behind true love’s kiss or a princess’ smile? If so, then join me, Michelle the Storyteller, as I cast aside the curtains of “happily ever after” to reveal how little we truly know about the stories that we all know and love.


Cosplay Classroom

• Acrylic Finger Spells – Learn to etch and decorate acrylic to create a light-up accessory


Video Games Room

6:00pm   Super Smash, 32 slots
8:00pm   Naruto Shippuden, 16 slots


Tabletop Room

ALL DAY   Board Game Freeplay! Why don’t you check out Dabble or Pickle Letter?

ALL DAY   CCG Freeplay! Do you play Yu-gi-oh!, Magic: The Gathering, or Pokemon TCG? Come show off your skills with all of our other duelists, planeswalkers, and trainers!

4:00 PM   Pathfinder Society: Silverhex Chronicles- Can you, the player, and your comrades, recover the hidden wealth and claim the powerful Silverhex before an assassin finds your friend?

4:00 PM   Gruff is a tactical combat card game where you crush enemies by using a specially crafted deck of mutated monster goats. Players choose from a wide variety of Mean, Weird, and Fat Gruffs to create the perfect team. Mutate your goats, and crush your opponent.

6:00 PM   Friday Night Fluxx! Meet new friends and catch up with old ones with our con staple, the game of ever-changing rules, Fluxx!

8:00 PM   Sutakku: Steeped in Japanese folklore, SUTAKKU was originally developed to teach the common man the foibles of wishing for more than he had. In this quick-playing, push-your-luck dice game, you attempt to create the tallest stack of dice in order to gain the highest score per turn.

10:00 PM   Telestrations After Dark (18+ ID required): This is an adult version of the award winning Telestrations. Gameplay is the same, but the word content has changed to more adult fare.